Author Archives: Charity Apple

It’s time for a revolution

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent Folks, it’s time for a revolution. Though Thomas Jefferson was a bit over-zealous in thinking it good to have a revolution every 50 years, it has been well over 200 years since the last one. But by revolution, I mean that we should do the same as the early patriots [...]

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Culture & excitement: Atlanta is a great place to visit

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent     Atlanta is definitely a city fueled by its people, and with something to do around every corner, it lives up to its previous slogan, “a city too busy to hate.” The city’s business brings people from all walks of life, and with artists, tourists, and business people alike, Atlanta [...]

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Things to Do (week of July 16, 2018)

Times-News • Island Time Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday on Clay Street in downtown Mebane as part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit www.alamancearts.org/. • John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Saxapahaw as [...]

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Gibsonville offers mini summer camp

 Times-News    GIBSONVILLE — Gibsonville Recreation & Parks Department will hold a mini summer camp starting Tuesday through Aug. 7 at the Gibsonville Community Center, 314 Tenth St. The camps, which are held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, will feature art, archaeology, gross science, bugs and nature and sculpture. Cost is $4 per [...]

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‘Fallen Kingdom’ is best sequel yet

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By Gable Pierce Times-News correspondent    ”Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has all of the thrills and excitement associated with the original “Jurassic Park” film. There’s a modern-day twist as well with a volcano erupting on Isla Nublar (think the recent volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii). This volcano, however, is threatening to destroy [...]

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Things To Do (week of July 9, 2018)

Times-News    • Kimber & Kompany: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Jimmy Combs Amphitheater at Burlington City Park, 1353 S. Main St., Burlington, as part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. 336-226-4495 or www.alamancearts.org/.    • Photography 101: 3 p.m. Saturday, May Memorial Library, 342 S. Spring St., [...]

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DIY summertime fun: Projects to chase away the boredom

 By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent Summertime has just begun, and if you’re already hearing “I’m bored,” from the teenagers in your life, here are some ways to keep them occupied. These four do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are fun, easy and can be completed without breaking the bank. 1. Mason jar flower vase This DIY is fun [...]

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Barbershop to hold school supply drive

Times-News    GRAHAM — McRae’s Barbershop is holding a school supply drive now through Aug. 24. Backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils can be dropped off at the barbershop at 105 W. Harden St. The supplies will be handed out during a free Back-to-School Cookout & Supply Giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at [...]

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Superhero sequel well worth the wait: ‘Incredibles 2′ enjoyable for kids & adults alike

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent     It’s been 14 years since the super-powered Parr family crashed onto our movie screens, and writer/director Brad Bird has reportedly spent every minute since working on its sequel. Picking up the story mere seconds after the end of “The Incredibles,” “Incredibles 2″ focuses on Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and her [...]

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Things To Do (week of July 2, 2018)

Times-News • The Attractions: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday on the stage behind Colonial Hardware, 104 E. Elm St., Graham. Concert is part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit www.alamancearts.org/. • Film Night on Clay Street presents “Liars, Fires and Bears”: 7:30 p.m. [...]

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